Safety and Repair

Dalhousie University is adapting, implementing and evaluating a 10-week online group family-violence prevention program in rural and remote communities across Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island), addressing an important gap in barriers to accessing effective programs in these communities. 

The project will reach individuals who use violence within their families and aims to build their capacity to develop safer relationships and stronger families. Community members and local organizations will also be engaged to help break down barriers in accessing reliable and useful resources that address family violence.   

Community of Practice members:

Catrina Brown

Amanda Dupupet MA, RCT, MTA


Amanda Dupupet (she/her) is a registered counselling therapist with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists and a registered music therapist with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists.  Amanda began her work as a counselling therapist using narrative therapy approaches to help support people when they have caused harm and when they have been harmed by family violence at Bridges in Truro, NS. In addition to her work in family violence, Amanda also runs a private practice focusing on perinatal mental health in Halifax, NS. Her private practice focuses on supporting individuals through the transition to parenthood and potential associated obstacles such as fertility challenges, grief and loss, birth trauma, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, attachment and bonding with baby, and navigating identity changes.